Mellissa Fisher’s practice combines art with microbiology where she collaborates with scientists to develop projects. Her interests lie in the interrelationships between illustration, print making, sculpture and living organisms. Mellissa’s research is heavily based on the connections with nature and the self, posing questions to an audience regarding their relationship with their bodies as well as their link to nature.
Mellissa’s practice has developed through creating bacterial sculptures of her own body, into an exploration of mycology and slime mould, to represent the idea that our bodies are an ecosystem, using the body as a landscape for growing and hosting different organisms. Mellissa’s most recent line of research has been towards plant biology and producing natural dye from plants.